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Russian “V-E Day” Parade to Include Delegations from Other Countries

28. January 2010 by Gregg 0 Comments

Normally an event just for Russian veterans, for the first time ever the Kremlin is welcoming delegations from many other countries to participate in its May 9th celebrations, commemorating the day that the Allies proclaimed victory during World War II, after the death of Hitler and the surrender of Germany by replacement President Karl Donitz.

Military officials from Allied countries, such as France, the United Kingdom, the United States and the countries in the Commonwealth of Independent States (aside from Georgia who Russia currently has tensions with) have been invited and France has already coordinated a delegation of 70 Airmen and Moscow is expecting French President Nicolas Sarkozy to accompany them. The United States is expected to send as many, although Barack Obama’s participation is unsure at this time.

V-E Day, also referred to as Victory in Europe Day, Victory Day and V-Day is celebrated by many of the Allied countries and by many countries that were occupied during World War II as a day of remembrance and liberation.